June 2, 1960

The Raiders announced a trade with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Raiders traded end Don Norton, a player whose signing rights had never quite been cleared up, for defensive lineman Charley Powell. Powell, a 6’3″, 225-pounder out of San Diego High School, joined the 49ers in 1952 as a 19-year-old, making him the youngest player in the NFL at the time. In the offseason, he spent his time as a heavyweight boxer, and alternated between the two sports for most of the decade. In 1957, he left football to focus on boxing and amassed a 21-5-3 record, before the Chargers came calling. His last bout had been in March, a seven-round technical knockout of Harold Carter.

Oakland Tribune

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